Communities across Australia are set to share in $22.5 million to improve local infrastructure and provide essential community equipment with applications now open for Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the program is aimed at funding projects that deliver social benefits and form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen communities across Australia.
“Local communities just like those in Barker are the heart of this great country and the investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about invigorating these communities and ensuring they remain vibrant and continue to be great places to live and work,” Mr Pasin said.
“The program will fund small capital projects such as upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local SES.
“These are the sorts of vital projects that bring our communities together, strengthen our social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future.”
Barker will receive $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded.
Mr Pasin said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects.
“Our region has been very successful under previous rounds of the Stronger Communities Programme, seeing so many projects delivered, most recently Round three including the Wig Library in Naracoorte, the McLaughlan Park scoreboard in Millicent and the Sunset Community Kitchen in Mount Gambier,” Mr Pasin said.
“Grants will be available between $2,500 and $20,000 for successful applications and I now invite organisations within the community to put forward their attractive, high-quality, projects for assessment.”
Applications open on Monday 6 August 2018, and close on Thursday 11 October 2018.
To express your interest in this funding round contact Mr Pasin’s Mount Gambier electorate office on 08 8724 7730
Grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found at www.business.gov.au/scp